Rochester City School District
Media Advisory
March 29, 2021
Editor Contact:
Marisol Ramos-Lopez
585.455.2844 (m)
RCSD Hosting Public Hearing on
Zone Reconfiguration
The Rochester City School District is reaching out to students, families, staff, and the community for critical feedback on zone reconfiguration. 
During the 2020 – 2021 school year, the RCSD and the Board of Education have been exploring options to address the District’s current zones in order to ensure that all students are receiving access to the same educational experience, regardless of the school they attend. 
Dr. Shelley Jallow, the State Appointed Monitor, is providing academic and financial oversight to the District and as part of her recommendations has proposed a reconfiguration of schools in the District and instructed a task force be created to share its information for potential new zone configurations. Before this task force is convened to provide recommendations, the District needs to hear from all of its stakeholders. 
To that end, the District is hosting a virtual public hearing on Monday, April 5, at 5:30 p.m., where options for rezoning will be presented. At this meeting, participants will be asked to provide feedback about school rezoning. The Zone Reconfiguration Taskforce will use this information to help inform their recommendations to the Rochester Board of Education.
Interested persons may participate in the public hearing by signing up to speak or submitting feedback/questions in advance by noon the day of the hearing at The public may also submit feedback or questions in the live chat the day of the event on the RCSD YouTube and Facebook streams. Questions will be answered in the order they are received to the extent time allows.
Beginning Tuesday, April 6, all stakeholders will have an opportunity to submit feedback about the rezoning options until Friday, April 9 at
For more information, including instructions to sign up for the April 5 public hearing, please visit

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